Chicago is at the forefront of struggles against police violence in the United States. Black, Latinx, and Arab/Muslim communities are forging powerful solidarities as they confront violence by local police, federal immigration authorities, and national security agencies. Donald Trump’s administration makes these struggles more urgent than ever.During this community dialogue, representatives from the Black Youth Project 100, Arab American Action Network, and Organized Communities Against Deportation will discuss the ways that local and federal law enforcement agencies police their communities. Highlighting the latest police strategies and tactics, they will also address emerging forms of resistance and the challenges of the Trump administration.
This event marks the launch of a research workshop to examine the police strategies that led to a resurgence of popular struggles in recent years. Organized in dialogue with social movements and communities in struggle, the Workshop in Social Justice Ethnography will contribute to our understanding of policing under neoliberal regimes of racial capitalism and to the development of movements challenging these regimes.
Co-sponsors: Department of Sociology, Department of African American Studies, Arab American Cultural Center, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Social Justice Institute, and Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.
This event is free and open to the public. Located in room 1-470 of the UIC Library
For more information contact Michael De Anda Muñiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.